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A model for the transition towards the sustainable management of tourism destinations in Ireland

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posted on 2022-03-03, 16:11 authored by Aine Conaghan, James Hanrahan, Emmet McLoughlinEmmet McLoughlin
Tourism destinations depend upon complex development, planning, management and stakeholder involvement. The sustainable management of tourism requires consideration due to the contribution it makes to environmental, cultural/social and economic issues. However tourism destination management is not a straight forward process. Organisations tasked with developing tourism need to be aware of the sensitive issues which may affect the local community. This papers draws on previous doctoral research into both the demand and supply of sustainable tourism in Ireland. Additional analysis from research into the levels of sustainable management of tourism destinations in Ireland was also used to construct a model to help in the transition towards sustainable management of tourism destinations (SMTD). Future tourism policy making may be enhanced by the implementation of the model for the transition towards the sustainable management of tourism destinations.


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International Journal for Responsible Tourism


Amphitheatre Foundation


  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)


Conaghan, Hanrahan. J and McLoughlin, E (2015) 'A Model for the Transition towards the Sustainable Management of Tourism Destinations in Ireland', International Journal for Responsible Tourism, vol. 4(2), pp. 103-123

Print ISSN

2285 – 7958

Cardiff Met Affiliation

  • Cardiff School of Management

Cardiff Met Authors

Emmet McLoughlin

Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

  • WCTR (Welsh Centre for Tourism Research)

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